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A man, being treated for crippling O.C.D, struggles with the feeling that something terrible will happen if he doesn't perform his rituals.

Dread is a micro-budget short that I have written on the subject of OCD. The cast is very minimal with 2 on screen actors and one voice over actor. Some minor effects would be necessary but they would be basic and easily achievable with minimal equipment.

Peter is a man who has lost his family due to his Obsessive Compulsive Disorder that has taken over his life. He has been visiting his psychiatrist, Dr Rupert, who has helped him control his condition and he now has it under control. However, lately he has had an undeniable feeling that something extremely terrible is going to happen. Dr Rupert re-assures Peter that all will be well and that soon, with all of his hard work he will be re-united with his family.

Peter returns home with some fresh medication and a strengthened determination to see things through. That night as Peter sits in the dark house watching TV, he's startled by a sudden THUD in the house. Peter investigates but finds nothing. As Peter tries to go to bed he hears more noises and strange shadowy beings haunt him out of the corner of his eye. Peter takes extra medication and goes to bed.

Peter wakes at 3.42pm and realizes he took too many meds the night before. Peter quickly realizes something is shockingly different about the world and he falls into a completely panicked state and soon the awful truth is revealed........

Submitted: January 6, 2018
Last Updated: July 5, 2019
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Last Downloaded: December 3, 2019

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The Writer: Matthew Corry

I am a writer who prides himself on creating original horror stories that avoid standard tropes and cliches. It is my goal to create stories that not only leave a stroke of fear through the viewer but also to create strong realistic characters to ensure the horror and tragedy is not simply visual. I write mainly low budget horror features as from a business point of view I want to mimic certain production companies proven systems of producing low cost/high profit films, however, I do like the dark side of comedy and have written other scripts outside of my preferred medium. I have also written a pilot for a highly original supernatural/drama series. Go to bio

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